Hennessey Presents City of Houston With Venom GT’s World Record

Houston likes to think of itself as a city that pushes the limits, and it’s no wonder why. Houston has always served as the home of the NASA space program, and now the city can rightly claim that it is home to one of the world’s quickest and fastest cars thanks to Hennessey Performance.  

Hennessey once again put Houston on the map when the Venom GT broke the Guinness World Record for Zero to 300 km./hr. acceleration.

As you might remember, this past January the 1,200 horsepower twin-turbo LS7 powered Venom GT blasted from a dead stop to over 300 kilometers an hour (186 MPH) in just under 14 seconds. This  incredible display of acceleration defeated the previous Guinness World Record by one full second. Hennessey’s close connection with the city of Houston comes from the fact that the Venom GT is built at Hennessey’s headquarters in Sealy, Texas just west of Houston, and the record braking runs were performed at Houston’s Ellington Airport under the close supervision of officials from The Guinness Book of World Records. 

To thank the City of Houston for all their support, John Hennessey and Don Goldman presented the official World Record to the City of Houston in a public ceremony on May 8th, 2013. According to The Examiner, Mayor Annise Parker accepted the record on behalf of the people of the city of Houston, and said that thanks to Hennessey Performance, Houston isn’t just a space-flight city anymore; it’s also a “speed city.”

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Clifton Klaverweiden

Clifton has been a car fanatic since his late teens, when he started the restoration of his '67 Camaro. He considers himself a student of automotive science and technology, and particularly loves all things LSX. And, although he has an appreciation for everything, from imports to exotics, his true passion will always be for GM musclecars.
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